January 2016


Working mothers in poverty speak out

30 January 2016 From exhaustion and frustration to hope and resistance, women experiencing in-work poverty share their stories. Jenny Nelson reports

A barricade in limbo: the occupiers of La Locanda

25 January 2016 In the grey zone of Italy's migrant sector there is a courage that may hold hope for ending the border regimes of Europe, writes Richard Braude

Tweets from Tahrir, five years on

25 January 2016 Nadia Idle catches up with Tahrir Square's tweeters on the fifth anniversary of #Jan25, the start of the uprising that brought down Egyptian dictator Mubarak

Democracy is dead, long live democracies!

23 January 2016 In this essay, Hilary Wainwright argues that building a real democracy in the face of corporate and financial power will require a rethinking of power and agency

Yanis Varoufakis: we need a new movement for democracy in Europe

23 January 2016 Yanis Varoufakis speaks to Nick Buxton about why he is launching a pan-European movement for democracy, to save Europe before it's too late

The rise of militarised policing

20 January 2016 Kevin Blowe from the Network for Police Monitoring says the police are acting more like an army of occupation

All the World’s Futures: looking back at the Venice Biennial

19 January 2016 Amy Charlesworth reviews the 2015 Venice Biennial

The case for radical modernity

12 January 2016 The left should embrace technological innovation and new class alliances as part of a strategy for 21st-century socialism, writes Jeremy Gilbert

Rebuilding Kobanê

11 January 2016 Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret report from the war-torn city of Kobanê and meet those trying to rebuild what Daesh and US bombs have destroyed

Chats: The people’s palace

11 January 2016 As Chats Palace in Hackney celebrates its 40th anniversary, Red Pepper takes a look through the arts centre's photographic archives

We don’t need more runways – we need to tax frequent flyers

8 January 2016 Stopping a third runway at Heathrow takes us only so far. A frequent-flyer levy would solve the aviation problem altogether, writes Leo Murray